Wednesday, December 19, 2012

156 - "Frontyard/Backyard" (Acid Casualty Productions)

Adel Souto, under the moniker 156, carves music out of hand-held recordings of the urban environment. Frontyard/Backyard as a tape of found sound composing works wonderfully because of the repetitious sounds employed that create dynamics and a sense of structure. Bells, planes, industrial scrapes and bangs all congeal into a grimy snapshot that I call an album. 156's music will be of interest for those of you who find "instruments" and "songs" to be an outmoded form of communication. I do find it odd to consider these city sounds, "field" recordings by the way, but when in the concrete jungle, do as the natives do...